Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports or airfields recognizable from the air. The runway(s) may be paved (concrete or asphalt surfaces) or unpaved (grass, earth, sand, or gravel surfaces) but may include closed or abandoned installations. Airports or airfields that are no longer recognizable (overgrown, no facilities, etc.) are not included. Note that not all airports have accommodations for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Airports map
Top five airports in the world
Montreal Gazette - 4/16/2014 2:56:08 PM
then you might be more interested to know the winners of this year’s World Airport Awards. The awards are based on the results of an independent, global survey that collected nearly 13 million votes of air travellers from 110 countries. And the 2014 ...
Continuing to Climb: Charleston’s aviation sector increases seats despite airline consolidation
Charleston Regional Business Journal - 4/18/2014 6:04:03 AM
Airlines are rearranging their flight offerings across the country, and though the consolidation has led to decreases in service at many small airports, Charleston International Airport has run counter to the trend. From 2007 to 2012, small hub airports ...
Istanbul New Airport: What can passengers and airlines expect from the world’s biggest airport?
Future Travel Experience - 4/17/2014 12:31:47 PM
Last week, FTE highlighted Turkish Airlines’ ambition to create the world’s best passenger experience ... ensuring the airport itself reflects the values and heritage of the city and country it serves is a priority. Meredith may be a Brit himself ...
Brazil Opens First Expansion at a Privately Operated Airport
The Wall Street Journal - 4/16/2014 5:12:09 PM
Both expansions are meant to accommodate an influx of soccer fans when the country hosts the FIFA World Cup in June. Inframerica won the contract to operate the Brazilian capital's airport in 2012, when the facility was privatized along with Guarulhos ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 4:16:47 PM
In a speech on American infrastructure Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said that compared to airports like Hong Kong International, New York's LaGuardia feels like a "third world country." In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called LaGuardia and ...
Hotel development burgeoning north of Calgary International Airport
Calgary Herald - 4/16/2014 10:52:45 AM
The area immediately north of the Calgary International Airport has become a magnet for hotel development. Demand for hotel rooms, particularly from the corporate travel sector, has fuelled the development boom near one of the country's busiest airports.
AirAsia says yes to move to near troubled Kuala Lumpur International Airport
The Economic Times - 4/15/2014 10:11:00 AM
The facility near Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA ... The facility is being built by the country's airport operator, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). MAHB has said carriers will have to move in by May 9, when it plans to close an existing ...
Ukraine security forces says they have fought off attack on airport in country’s east
Ottawa Citizen - 4/15/2014 6:36:15 AM
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at a small airport ... Kyiv was seeing in the country’s east was ...
Plattsburgh airport adds service to Atlantic City
WCAX-TV - 4/15/2014 3:54:35 PM
They are under contract from the Atlantic City casino Caesar's World. According to the North Country Chamber of Commerce, this just adds to Plattsburgh's reputation of being the fun, vacation destination airport. "Once a month, kind of a three-day trip ...
Brazil's airports not yet ready for World Cup
Al JAZEERA - 4/17/2014 7:16:49 AM
Thousands of tourists are set to descend on Brazil in June, yet many of country's airports are running behind schedule. Thousands of tourists will head to Brazil for June's World Cup and more than a million Brazilian football fans will criss-cross the ...
Vice President Biden blasts LaGuardia Airport as feeling like ‘it’s in some third world country’
New York Daily News - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, never one to hide what he’s thinking, said Thursday that New York’s LaGuardia Airport feels like it’s “in some third world country.” “If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 PM
As the gateway to a city or country, airports are often striking works of architecture. Here are ten of the best from around the world. John F. Kennedy Airport, New York JFK's Terminal 5, which includes the building formerly called the TWA Flight Center ...
Hidden Vulnerability Discovered in the World's Airline Network
MIT Technology Review - 4/16/2014 2:56:08 PM
The global network of links between the world’s airports looks robust but contains a hidden weakness ... Airborne ash can clog jet engines, so some 20 countries immediately closed their air space to commercial air traffic. The eruption lead to the ...
Heathrow in top 10 world airports
This is The West Country - 4/2/2014 8:53:21 AM
Heathrow has made it into a list of the top 10 world airports compiled from views of nearly ... A total of 12.85 million airport customers across 110 countries had to decide which of 410 airports would make the final list. Skytrax said: "Heathrow has ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
IBN Live - 4/19/2013 3:43:05 AM
New Delhi: Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGI) has been rated as the best airport in India, the fifth best regional airport in Asia and the eighth best airport in the 5-10 million passengers per annum capacity category. The ratings were ...